Epidendrum platystachyum Hágsater 2004 GROUP Macrostachyum Photo by © Rodrigo Escobar

TYPE Drawing

Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website


Common Name The Wide Leaved E platystigma Epidendrum

Flower Size 1” [2.5 cm]

Found in Colombia on the Cordillera Occidental at elevations around 2440 meters as a medium sized, cold growing caespitose terrestrial with erect,branching when mature, cane-like stems carrying all along the upper half of the stem, basally deciduous, narrowly elliptic-oblong, rounded, margin finely erose towards the apex leaves that blooms in the later summer on a terminal, without a spathe, suberect, short, compact, on a mature stem or the branches, occuring only once, peduncle with a sometimes foliaceous bract at the base, racemose, rachis sinuous, .6 to 1.2” [1.5 to 3 cm] long, successively 1, 3 to 4 flowered inflorescence with prominent, longer than the flower, progressively shorter above, triangular-ovate, somewhat carinate towards the apex, , obtuse, margin entire floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate, fleshy, ochre colored flowers with the base of the column green and the apex white.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 776 Hagsater & 2004 drawing fide; Orchids of the Department of Valle De Cauca Colombia Vol 2 Kolanowska, Hagsater etal. 2014 drawing/photo fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 drawing/photo fide;